The Importance of Plant Provenance and Genotypic Diversity of Seed Material Used for Ecological Restoration

Bischoff, A., T. Steinger and H. Mu_ller-Scha_rer

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The increased translocation of plant species for biodiversity restoration and habitat creation has provoked a debate on provenance and genotypic diversity of the used plant material. Nonlocal provenances are often not adapted to the local environmental conditions, and low population genotypic diversity may result in genetic bottlenecks hampering successful establishment. We tested provenance differentiation of four plant species used in agri- environment schemes to increase biodiversity of agricultural landscapes (wildflower strips).

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Peer-reviewed Article

Restoration Ecology